Shakuntala Devi Homosexuality Discussion Space

This is only a small part of the movie, but it is a big part of my reaction to the movie, if that makes sense. I didn’t want to have it overwhelm the review and be unfair to the film as a whole, so I am isolating the discussion all by itself over here.

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Shakuntala Devi Review (SPOILERS): Non-Conventional Woman Made Conventional Film Character

Well, this was a dull movie. And historically inaccurate, mostly in your usual gender normative/casteism/classism way. But also a really WEIRD homophobic thing. Just like, SO ODD. So odd that I am going to give it it’s own post for us to discuss, so look forward to that! (homosexuality post up now, go here to learn more about and discuss that aspect)

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Shakuntala Devi Review (No Spoilers): A Biopic That Manages To Be Both Inaccurate and Boring

Well, this is a BORING movie! At least ridiculous Mahanati had some nice crazy melodrama in it, and ridiculous Padman had the fun invented Sonam Kapoor character, and ridiculous Rustom had uniforms. This is bad BAD history, bad BAD filmmaking, and also DULL. Blech. I’ll put it this way, only watch it if you enjoy Vidya so much you would be happy seeing her recite the phone book. Because this script is only slightly more exciting than that. Oh wait, I always like to be positive, so I should have something else to add…it’s better than Mission Mangal?

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Silly Sunday FanFic: BollywoodNewbie and HolyMuffinSallie’s FanFic for Hrithik and Anil and Sanya!

I can only take credit for kind of pulling all of this together, not for the ideas, that is all BollywoodNewbie/Alisa and HolyMuffinSallie. But it is so good, I feel the need to edit it together and expand and put it up on the blog.

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Break-Out Actress of 2018

I’ve decided I get to make up my own rules for this category. It’s not an actress whose first movie was this year (although there are some of those), it could also be an actress who had been around for a while but finally got noticed this year. And as always, I will make my nominations just to get the ball rolling, but you can write in your own votes too.

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Badhai Ho Review (SPOILERS): A Movie About Loving Your Parents as People, Not Just as Parents

What I lovely movie!  Just delightful.  And no knowledge of the plot can really “spoil” it (although if you definitely don’t want spoilers, you can read my other review).  So I am going to encourage you to see it in theaters if at all possible, and if not read this review and plan to catch it streaming or otherwise.

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